I'm sad to report that puppy mills are still alive and well in Manitoba. This email came out from one of our customers Hip Pooch.
Foster homes needed for canines.
Foster parents are urgently needed for a two to ten week period starting December 12th to foster animals from yet another puppy mill which is in the process of being shut down.
Over 50 Labradoodles, puppies, adults and three pregnant dogs have been seized. The ARC needs committed foster homes over the Christmas period to foster dogs until they can move into the shelter as space comes available.
Please contact D’Arcy or Brenda at 204 888 2266 if you are up for a challenge.
-staff & volunteers.
There was also an article in the Winnipeg Free Press today here , although I'm not sure why reporters insist on calling puppy mill owners "Breeders". Sure they produce a lot of puppies through the breeding process BUT they are not breeders. This just causes confusion with responsible real CERTIFIED BREEDERS who care for their animals and make sure the dogs go to good homes.
Now keep in mind that although these animals need help, dogs shouldn't be treated as presents if this hasn't been discussed THOROUGHLY with the intended recipient. Saves a trip back to the shelter after Christmas.
But if you've been looking to get a dog, now is a great time to do your research on the 'doodle. I've met a lot of 'doodles at the dog park. They are fun, fully of energy, and playful kids and they can grow to be quite tall. Like this one...
They remind me of Fraggles from Fraggle Rock.
And speaking of rescues, I'm swinging by It's Raining Cats and Dogs today so I will get a Sadie update.